He died 100 years ago last week of typhoid and is buried in Donaghcomper cemetery. The History squad from 6th class with Mrs Fleming organised the ceremony . The Belgian Consul Mme Scheers attended the ceremony with her husband Mr Suotamo.
The Celbridge History society were in attendance as well as local media and journalists form RTE's History Show who will have a report on next Sunday's show . Fr kevin said a few words at the end.
A wreath in the Belgian colours red, yellow and black was placed on his grave .
We got to help the history squad carrying flowers. Afterwards we were invited to Celbridge Manor hotel where we had sausages and chips.
Overall it was an interesting day. We learned a lot about our histrory from the boys in 6th class. We look forward to being part of the history squad when we are in 6th class.